I don’t want to end the Bit of England blog series on a somber note, so here are some lighter bits from along the way.
Tales of travel, humor, sarcasm and other nonsense.
On Monday evening, 19 September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at Windsor Castle after her funeral at Westminster Abbey earlier that day.
You may be wondering, what in Thor’s name are the Cotswolds? If you have to ask, you’re obviously not British.
We’d never been to Wales, so we decided to take the short trip from Bristol over the River Severn into the land of the Welsh.
The real reason folks have been going to Bath for two thousand years is for the people-watching!
By the time we got back to our hotel room in Exeter, she was gone. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in England’s rich history, had passed away at the age of 96.
Most of the tourists in Salisbury arrive there as part of a visit to nearby Stonehenge. While they’re in town, they take in the magnificent and very old Salisbury Cathedral. But those points of interest were not at the top of our list.
I can’t help but wonder if a time will come when wearing masks simply isn’t a thing anymore.
While I was researching places to include in our Ireland itinerary, I kept coming across comments online to the effect of, “With 3 weeks and a car, you can see all of Ireland.” I have no idea what those people are talking about.
What do you call islands that belong to an island?
You aim your phone or camera at the view, so you can relive it long after the image has faded from your mind. You take the pic and check the results. But somehow, the photograph hasn’t quite captured the moment.
Castles in Ireland are like churches in Europe. After a while, they all start to blend together.